Senior Connection

Staying engaged, independent and included!

Welcome to Senior Connection where you can get information about all of our programs for residents 55 and up.

Groups meet throughout the city every week for activities and programs. There’s also a special event each month bringing all of our seniors across the city together to make even more friends.

We have two neighborhood centers dedicated to our over 55 tribe in the city.

Seniors can drop in for a tour and find out from our helpful staff which of the more than 100 clubs, classes and activities are right for them. We have dance classes, crafts of all kinds, and activities to keep you moving. Some programs have a small fee, but not our fitness facilities. If you’re a city resident over 55, you can bring your ID to the Beardall and Allen Centers and work out for free!

Many of our neighborhood centers also have programs for seniors.

Programs Neighborhood Center
College Park Seniors College Park Neighborhood Center
2393 Elizabeth Avenue, 32804
407.246.4447
Seniors First Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive, 32807
407.246.4453
Seniors on the Move Callahan Neighborhood Center
101 North Parramore Avenue, 32801
407.246.4442
Aging With Grace Callahan Neighborhood Center
101 North Parramore Avenue, 32801
407.246.4442
Aging With Grace Ivey Lane Neighborhood Center
291 Silverton Street, 32811
407.246.4457
Rosemont Classics Rosemont Neighborhood Center
4872 Rose Bay Drive, 32808
407.246.4475
Northwest Seniors Northwest Neighborhood Center
3955 WD Judge Drive, 32808
407.246.4465
Seniors on the Rise Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center
800 Grand Street, 32085
407.246.4497
SeniorSavvy John H. Jackson Neighborhood Center
1002 West Carter Street, 32805
407.246.4459
Sunshine Seniors Rock Lake Neighborhood Center
440 North Tampa Avenue, 32805
407.246.4473

Senior Connections is partnering with Senior Planet from AARP to help people over 55 learn new online skills. When you sign up for the Digital Skills Ready@55+ program, you'll gain the essential skills you need to navigate an increasingly digital world from a certified Senior Planet instructor.

Whether you're looking for a job, exploring entrepreneurship, or hoping to stay connected with family and friends, Digital Skills Ready@55+ classes and workshops offer training on a wide range of technologies, from video conferencing to online job search tools and much more.

The 10-week Senior Planet Licensing (SPL) “Computer Basics for Older Adults” course will:

  • Empower older adults with essential computer skills
  • Foster confidence in navigating digital environments
  • Master fundamental software applications, and
  • Promote effective communication through email and online platforms.

Register

To register, please call the recreation center.

Schedule

Location  Class Day(s)  Time  Start Date  Total Sessions 
Beardall Senior Center Friday 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. January 19, 2024 10
Callahan Neighborhood Center Monday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. January 8, 2024 10
College Park Neighborhood Center Tuesday 10 - 11:15 a.m. February 6, 2024 10
Ivey Lane Neighborhood Center Thursday 10 - 11:15 a.m. January 18, 2024 10
Jackson Neighborhood Center Tuesday and Thursday 10 - 11:15 a.m. January 23, 2024 10
L. Claudia Allen Senior Center Monday and Thursday 9 - 10:15 a.m. February 5, 2024 10 
Northwest Neighborhood Center Tuesday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 a.m. February 5, 2024 10
Rosemont Neighborhood Center Monday and Wednesday 12 - 1:15 p.m. February 5, 2024 10

Gentle BeMoved, presented by Orlando Ballet, inspires participants to embrace dance and fitness as a path to healthy living, joy and fulfillment.

Genres include:

  • Wild, Cool and Swingin'
  • Roaring 20s
  • Rhythm, Country and Blues
  • Back-up Singer Moves
  • Latin Rhythms
  • Steps that Swing
  • Waltz

For more information, contact Shane Bland at sbland@orlandoballet.org.

Schedule

Location Days and Times
Beardall Senior Center First and third Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m.
Thursdays at 9 a.m.
L. Claudia Allen Senior Center Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Callahan Neighborhood Center First and third Monday of each month at 9 a.m.
Rosemont Neighborhood Center Every other Friday from 2/16 - 4/26 at 9:30 a.m.